Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 300 than the Lexus IS 250. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 300.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chrysler 300 as you will with the Lexus IS 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chrysler 300 or the Lexus IS 250, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chrysler 300 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 250.
Since the Chrysler 300 is much wider than the Lexus IS 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chrysler 300, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 250.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chrysler 300 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250.
The Chrysler 300 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chrysler 300 and the Lexus IS 250. The Chrysler 300 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 250.
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 300 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 250.
Compare the 2014 Chrysler 300 and the 2014 Lexus IS 250.
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MSRP*: $30,765 - $48,900
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MSRP*: $35,950 - $38,485
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,500||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 1.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.41%||As low as 2.64%|
|City MPG:||14 - 19||20 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||23 - 31||27 - 30|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$29,569 - $47,203||$33,436 - $35,792|
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